- Stephen Amell, during Heroes & Villains Fan Fest London 2018.
"Emily and I have always had a really nice chemistry. It’s so easy to work with her, so I think that Oliver and Felicity worked [from the start]. Scorecards don’t have pictures on them, so if you have something on a TV show that’s working, you should write towards it."
- Stephen Amell on his and Emily Bett Rickards’ chemistry and why Olicity works.
"There was one scene that Oliver and Felicity have that - a lot of things are at stake. As sad as the scene is, it was one of my favorites with Stephen all season because it just felt really intimate.
As much as it is a tortured scene, I think it was one of my favorites all year just because of the actors that we are and who Stephen is and where our characters have come and how much they love each other and how strong our friendship is. Just getting to work together for two hours on the final day of shooting the show was magical."
“I spend a lot of my free time with Stephen, too, so, getting to work with your friend is the dream. You’re super, super blessed if you find yourself in that realm where you get to work and play with the people that genuinely your heart connects with. And honestly, our friendship is the reason I think they end up together on the show because we do love each other.
- Emily on her friendship with Stephen.
"In honor of my onscreen relationship and my fantastical real life friendship with Miss Emily Bett Rickards."
"We’re best of friends now, as I am with almost everyone on the cast. We spend far too much time together."
- Stephen Amell answering the question of how has his relationship with Emily Bett Rickards developed over the years on Larry King.
"Emily came on the show in the third episode, and Emily was awesome. So she just becomes part of the show. I mean, you don’t want to stomp all over the canons and sort of the expectations of people that have read the comics their entire lives, but at the same time, we got to make a good...
"Well we laugh I mean we’re good friends, it was more like for the characters it was such a moment we just wanted to do it justice and really really sort of like take our time with it because it is such a monumental part for the characters, but oh yeah we were laughing and making jokes and I made sure I ate everything he was allergic to and so it was great."
- Emily Bett Rickards on kissing Stephen Amell.
"Stephen and I love working together. There’s no other way to put it. We love the scenes that are Felicity and...
"Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards have proven themselves tremendously over the four seasons of Arrow. The duo both started out as relatively unknown actors, but now have transformed themselves and their characters into one of the most talked about couples on TV today. With Felicity’s life in peril, Amell and Rickards delivers one of their best acting performances together. When Darhk takes Oliver to see Felicity, Rickards presents the audience with one of her classic, gut-wrenching speeches to Oliver. Felicity tells him, “Here we are… Fighting. Fighting our way...
"He’s very studious and he’s very dedicated to this story as a whole. He understands the unique mind of what happened, and what happened in one episode with this person, this character, and he knows everything very well. He’s very meticulous like that. I think that clarity on the story as a whole, not just season one and not just season two, but being able to see the arc of his character go through is why he’s so good at playing Oliver Queen and why he’s such a great actor."